Apple has already confirmed the existence of the 2017 iMac Pro. However, the company is yet to disclose the exact specification that would make it even better a deal for professionals compared to the original iMac.

iMac 2017 with Intel Xeon processors

No doubt, the iMac is very capable and great for productivity. Yet Cupertino is promising an even more powerful system, thus raising speculations regarding what could be in store for the awaiting fans.

According to an Apple Insider report last month, Apple has already confirmed that it was developing the new iMacs that include a variant meant especially for professional consumers. (That, of course, doesn’t mean that the rest of the lineup won’t be able to handle heavy-duty tasks.)

As for the 2017 iMac Pro specs, although Apple is yet to disclose anything substantial on the hardware side of things, there have been multiple leaks over the past few weeks that indicate that it’s indeed going to be a performance monster. In fact, a DigiTimes report claims that the 2017 iMac will carry a server-grade processor at its core. While MobiPicker can not independently verify the authenticity of these reports, rumors are rife that the all-in-one desktop will be powered by the mighty Xeon E31285 v6 processor (still unreleased).

The chip will be accompanied by 16GB to 64GB ECC RAM, a sizeable 2TB NVMe SSD, and an unknown, but supposedly latest graphics card.

As for a possible 2017 iMac release date, we sadly have no concrete information on that front yet. There are, however, reports that the new Apple device could be introduced sometime in the third quarter of 2017. If that’s the case, Apple may opt to begin its general retail availability just before the holiday season comes around.